I am Digital Content Strategist and Head, ScholarSphere User Services, at the Penn State University Libraries, where I have worked since 2010.

I am also co-department head of Publishing and Curation Services, a digital scholarship department launched in 2012 to provide a framework to help researchers put into practice a lifecycle management approach to the enterprise of scholarly inquiry.

This site gives a glimpse into what I presently do. It also describes my prior work experience, educational background, research interests, committee service, and professional development activities.

In other words, here I tell you a little about myself.


Cyanotype of botanical items from Thomas Smillie Collection, Smithsonian B/w photo from 1880 showing children on the beach Old postcard-like picture of skyscrapers of lower Manhanttan

One of my favorite online resources is The Commons on Flickr, from which the above images are taken. They reflect some of my likes–the sea, cities, and the outdoors.


Excerpt from “Dreams,” by Wisława Szymborska

~ translated by Clare Cavanagh and Stanislaw Baranczak ~

So what can they tell us, the writers of dream books,
the scholars of oneiric signs and omens,
the doctors with couches for analyses—
if anything fits,
it’s accidental,
and for one reason only,
that in our dreamings,
in their shadowings and gleamings,
in their multiplings, inconceivablings,
in their haphazardings and widescatterings
at times even a clear-cut meaning
may slip through.